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GanttProject vs Microsoft Project vs TeamDynamix System Properties Comparison

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SystemsGanttProject  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Project  Xexclude from comparisonTeamDynamix  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionGanttProject is a Java-based project planning tool.Project planning and tracking tools available in various editions: Standard, Pro, Server and Online.TeamDynamix (TDX) provides web-based project management and IT service management tools, primarily for colleges and universities.
CategoryProject PlanningProject PlanningProject Planning
Issue Management
Project Collaboration
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 7.39
Rank #79
Score 864.89
Rank #4
Score 10.11
Rank #65
DeveloperDmitry Barashev and othersMicrosoftTeamDynamix
Websiteganttproject.bizmicrosoft.com/­microsoft-365/­project/­project-management-softwareteamdynamix.com
Technical documentationsolutions.teamdynamix.com/­TDClient/­1965/­Portal/­KB/­Default
Social network pages
Facebook1,100followers
Twitter717followers
LinkedIn16,991followers
Twitter35,920followers
Facebook296followers
LinkedIn6,806followers
Twitter1,072followers
Initial release200319842001
LicenseOpen SourceinfoGPL 3Commercial
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelinfoProject Online
Web-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architecturenoyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Programming languageJava
Operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Mobile appsnonoinfo3rd-party apps to import Microsoft Project files existno
APIinfoApplication Programming Interfaceyesinfo3rd-party toolyesyesinfoREST
Multi-usernoyesinfoProject Onlineyes
Authentication mechanismActive DirectoryinfoProject OnlinePassword
LDAPinfoLightweight Directory Access Protocol
Shibboleth
Active Directory
NotificationsnoEmailinfoProject OnlineEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyesyesno
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlynoyesyes
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesyes
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startyesyesyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesyesyesno
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnoyesinfoavailable via 3rd-party add-onno
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleyesyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueyesyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule yesyesyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnoyesno
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksnoyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesyesyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyesno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnoyesyes
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonoyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsnonoyes
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnoyesyes
Issue Management Properties
Hierarchical issuesno
Custom fieldsyes
Custom workflowsyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumno
Online chatyes
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingno
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningyes

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